The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has recently revealed that not less than 812 health workers have been infected with the Coronavirus while performing their duty.
The NCDC boss said this while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus, in Abuja.
According to Ihekweazu, 29 of the 812 infected health workers are members of staff of the NCDC.
He said: “Crossing the 10,000 mark was quite a significant event, and every night when we work so hard to bring out those numbers, sometimes numbers begin to feel like what they are, that we forget that they are people behind each number.
“We have had 812 healthcare workers infected. They are not just numbers. Twenty-nine (29) of them work for the NCDC. They are people I know who have families, wives and children. About eight (8) of them right now are in the Idu treatment center. They are not just numbers but they are people and they matter and we must remember.”
At the moment, Nigeria has a total of 10, 819 confirmed cases of Coronavirus